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Grinder Recommendations
« on: January 14, 2020, 08:24:27 AM »
Looking for suggestions for an electric meat grinder for making elk burger and potentially sausage down the road.  I have been borrowing a friends, but am looking to get my own.  Any brands/models that everyone likes?


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Re: Grinder Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 08:50:38 AM »
My experience, if you buy cheap (<150 ish) you'll break it about every two years. Actually have plastic gears, can you believe that?!?!

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Re: Grinder Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 09:20:52 AM »
I am also interested in recommendations for a meat grinder. LEM or Cabelas Carnivore series are the 2 that have caught my eye.

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Re: Grinder Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 09:23:11 AM »
There are probably 10 identical threads around here, I would search them up.

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Re: Grinder Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 10:06:10 AM »
I just bought a meat grinder at Wal mart under a Mossy Oak Game Keeper on clearance for $60. Has 3 grinding plates, 2.4 HP, appears sturdy. My wonderful wife put our much loved and heavily used Cabelas grinder together to grind my daughters deer while I was at work last fall. She accidentally put the cutting blade on backwards and seized up the motor. We were in the market for a new one and figured for $60 may as well give it a go. Deer is in the freezer and needing ground!
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Re: Grinder Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2020, 10:51:09 AM »
This just made me think about this story I was sent yesterday.

I have the Cabelas Carnivore 1 HP and i think it's a good one. Its a good think the kids parents in the story above don't have it as i'm sure it would have ripped the kids arm off.

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Re: Grinder Recommendations
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2020, 12:25:40 PM »
My uncle and I had Hobart for years. He moved and took it with him, so I bought a Tor Rey and it does just as good. Both were purchased used and are pretty expensive new.

Every now and then one pops up on Craigslist or Offer up.

Mine is the Tor Rey model 12-FS.

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Re: Grinder Recommendations
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2020, 03:17:58 PM »
I have a 1 hp cabelas grinder. It's great. It grinds faster than I can stuff it. I've had it for over 5 years now and haven't had any problems with it.

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Re: Grinder Recommendations
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2020, 04:30:24 PM »
Just finished grinding 110# of venison trim at my buddies place with a LEM 1.5 hp.  Really nice unit, $500-ish.
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